How To Make Scented Soy Tealights.
What you need.
- A stainless steel or heat resistant glass Jug (min 300 ml)
- A saucepan filled with 2-3 inches of water
- A thermometer, preferably digital
- A tray or plate to work from
Prep your area.
- Line your tray with paper if you're concerned for spills
- Place your wicks, adhesive, straw, spoon and essential oil blend on your tray
- Take a few deep breaths to relax and get present
Let's go! ✨
Get some heat under the wax.
Pour a few inches of water in to a saucepan
Add soy wax to the jug and place it gently into the water.
Heat to a low simmer.
Heat the wax to 85 degrees celsius while carrying on with the next step.
Avoid heating the wax above 90 degrees celsius, and don't let the water boil off.
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Prepare your tealight cups.
Line up your tealight cups where you can comfortably pour into them.
We find placing them close to the edge of the table works well.
Nicely done. 😃
Stir & sense.
Gently stir your wax and measure the temperature.
Aim for 85 degrees celsius - this is the temperature the wax binds with the oils.
Now we will add the essential oil blend to the wax and gently stir for two minutes.
While stirring, stir gently and change direction every few few turns.
To add atmosphere to your stirring and blending, play music from the provided videos, or soak up the the scents in beautiful silence.
Allow the wax to cool to 50 degrees celsius before pouring into your tealight cups.
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Pour the wax.
With your tealight cups in position, pour into each one and fill to about 80-90% full.
Once poured, pop a wick into the centre of each cup.
Use leftover soy wax to top up your tealights to the top.
Congratulations on making it this far! 🏆
Are you enjoying the scents? 🌿
We have a few important bits of info for you before we part company.
Curing & caring for your new soy tealights.
Soy tealight candles tend to set quite quickly.
Once set, we recommend popping them into an airtight container or bag until they are 'cured'. Curing is the process of the fragrance and wax infusing over time.
We suggest curing your new tealights for one week to ten days.
Store your candles away from sunlight in a moderately temperate room.
Once cured, trim the wicks to 0.5 cm, light and enjoy.
Each tealight burns for around 6 hours.
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Candle safety and care.
Never leave candles unattended.
Keep away from draughts and flammables.
Trim the wick to 0.5 cm each time before lighting and each time you light your tealight candle.
Burn for a maximum of 4 hours at a time.
When your tealight candles are finished, please help us keep our planet tidy by reusing or recycling the cups.
To clean. Add a little extra water to the kettle for tea or run hot water from the tap.
Pop the tealight cups into the sink, pour over hot water to melt away residual wax, wipe, and shake off excess water.
To refill with an Upcycle Kit, wash with soapy water and dry thoroughly.
If you don't intend on refilling your tealight cups, please pop them in the recycling.
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